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Chris Smalling: 'Manchester United lucky to have Paul Pogba'

Smalling: 'United lucky to have Pogba'
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Chris Smalling says that Manchester United are "very lucky" to have Paul Pogba, who continued his fine form against Fulham on Saturday.

Chris Smalling has said that Manchester United are "very lucky" to have Paul Pogba in their team.

Pogba has been in outstanding form for United since Jose Mourinho departed in December, with the Frenchman playing a key role in his team's turnaround over the last couple of months.

The 25-year-old has scored eight goals in his last nine Premier League appearances, while he has 13 goals and nine assists in 30 games for United in all competitions this term.

The midfielder hit a brace in Saturday's 3-0 win over Fulham, which led to Smalling paying tribute to his teammate.

"He's got everything hasn't he! I think he's showcasing that and the reason we're on this run of form we are is down to Paul, a lot of it," Smalling told MUTV.

"He's not just scoring goals, he's assisting goals and he's controlling the game as well. We're very lucky to have a player like him on our team."

United - now fourth in the Premier League table - have won 10 of their 11 matches in all competitions since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Mourinho as head coach in December.


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